I began writing haiku in 1998 and since that time have also written tanka, haibun, sijo, cinquain, traditional poetry, and free verse poetry. With my own watercolor paintings, sketches, and photographs I love to create haiga and find the combination of image and poem very interesting to explore, create, and savor.

Organizational Memberships: Haiku Society of America, Haiku Canada, the Tanka Society of America, the Yuki Teikei Society, Haiku Poets of Northern California, and the Southern California Haiku Study Group.

Publication credits include: Modern Haiku, frogpond, The Heron’s Nest, LYNX, Acorn, SxSE, Redmoon Anthologies, Contemporary Haibun Online, Simply Haiku, Ribbons, Tidepools, Other Voices International Project Volume 20, Tempes Libre, Words & Pictures, Amaze: The Cinquain Journal, WHCReview, HSA Anthologies, American Haibun and Haiga Volume 3 (2002), Hermitage 2005 and Hermitage 2006, 2001 Basho Festival Anthology (Japan), 2001 Shiki Anthology (by the Ehime Culture Foundation in Japan), Southern California Haiku Study Group Anthologies, and “Raku Teapot: Haiku” a Book/CD compilation of poets’ haiku recorded in their own voices.

Haiga publication credits include: Simply Haiku, SxSE, Amaze: The Cinquain Journal, Other Voices International Project Volume 20, Words & Pictures, and Astropoetica.

  • Co-editor of the 2002 Haiku Society of America Anthology titled bits of itself
  • Co-organizer of the first Pacific Rim Haiku Conference, November 2002, in Long Beach, CA
  • Editor of the 2008 SCHSG Haiku Anthology titled above the tree line
  • Editor of the 2009 SCHSG Haiku Anthology shell gathering


A 5th generation native Californian, I was raised in a country home in the Sacramento farm valley and attended college at California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo. I presently live in Southern California.